Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Search: Breaking Down the Newest Candidates

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Coaching Search: Breaking Down the Newest Candidates
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Breathe a sigh of relief, Buccaneer fans. There will be a legitimate coaching search in Tampa Bay after all.

A couple of days removed from the possible scenario of having Mike Sherman, and only Mike Sherman, as a coaching candidate, we finally have the wide examination of coaches we were promised last week.

If there's one word to describe the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' coaching search, it would be this: experience.

The Bucs, going completely the other way from their last hire, Raheem Morris, have decided to hone in on interviewing those who have already had head coaching experience in the NFL.

That has been the theme, at least for now, in their search for a new coach after firing Morris at the beginning of 2012.

Sherman, Marty Schottenheimer, Wade Phillips and Brad Childress have all been reported as candidates for the job in Tampa Bay, along with Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer (who does not have previous head coaching experience).

Here's a breakdown of a new group of individuals who have been named to the list of Tampa Bay's possible suitors.

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